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The Ethics of Outsourcing to China
After viewing clips from a documentary on factory work in China and US outsourcing, learners have a fishbowl discussion. They work in groups to build both personal points of view and strong arguments on the effects of outsourcing in China. This lesson includes excellent resources and wonderful discussion questions intended to engage learners in building an economic and global perspective of US business overseas.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 79 Views 315 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Learning About the Federal Budget: “Get a Pencil, You’re Tackling the Deficit!”
Your class members have been selected by the president to help solve the budget crisis as part of a special deficit commission. After learning about fiscal policy, economic theories, and the federal budget through a detailed PowerPoint presentation, class members will simulate a press conference in which they will recommend cutting or reducing programs and/or increasing taxes.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 33 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Economic Incentives in Our Community
Students examine positive and negative economic incentives used in their communities. They recognize that incentives encourage people to make choices and analyze several examples. Then they discuss how different people react differently to an incentive.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 7 Views 18 Downloads
A Piece of The Energy Pie: Lesson 10
Cost-benefit, green initiatives, global economics, and renewable energy are the topics of this thought-provoking lesson plan. Learners watch the video, NASCAR Goes Green, engage in a circular written discussion, then talk about the green initiative as a targeted market to increase product loyalty and overall profit margarine.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 12 Views 39 Downloads
New Review Practice Test of Economics
From scarcity and supply and demand to entrepreneurship and the stock market, here you'll find a multiple-choice assessment that includes 34 questions covering all the major concepts of a traditional economics course.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 40 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Economic Incentives in our Community
Students identify positive and negative economic incentives in their community and determine the purpose for these incentives. They brainstorm to create a new economic incentive that will help community, explain what it is, and discuss whether they think the incentive will influence people's behavior.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 3 Downloads
Economic Goals and Measuring Activity
Explore the role of government in the economy market. Young scholars analyze the economic decision-making process and how it takes into consideration additional cost, benefits, and public awareness of what they are trying to accomplish. Vocabulary, mythconceptions, and an optional class activity are included.
9th - 10th Math 26 Views 72 Downloads
Factors of Production and Economic Decision-Making
Class members begin this engaging economics activity by listing all the resources used in the production of a car, and use that example to draw parallels to the four primary factors of production: capital goods, labor, natural resources, and entrepreneurship.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 67 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Money Smart Choices
Your class can explore personal finance concepts with this money and philanthropy lesson. They define and discuss the terms spend, save, donate, and invest as they relate to the personal use of money. In groups, they work to explore many aspects of economic literacy and create financial plans that include graphs representing their decisions.
6th - 8th Math 44 Views 110 Downloads
Second graders explore financial decision making. In this introductory economics lesson, 2nd graders listen to the book Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst, and discuss making financial choices based on wants and needs.
2nd 21st Century Skills 44 Views 158 Downloads
The Economic Way of Thinking - About Everything
Students write their definitions of economics on index cards and revise them as the lesson continues. They discuss the principles of economic reasoning and after completing a quiz, use economic reasoning to solve "real life" mysteries.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 28 Downloads
Comparing Economic Systems
How do people make decisions in a world where wants are unlimited, but resources are not? How do individuals and governments utilize scarce resources (human, natural, and capital) in different economic systems? Introduce your learners to the concept of economics with this lesson plan, and then guide them through a collaborative role-playing activity that will give them a better understanding of how, while all societies face the same economic questions, governments answer these questions differently through unique and varied economic systems.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History 82 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Be an Energy Saver
Students examine the nonrenewable nature of fossil fuels and energy conservation. They play a memory game that identifies people-powered substitutes for things that use electricity and gas, and estimate cost savings of energy-efficient home appliances.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 31 Downloads
Students examine the economic and political challenges the past six presidents have faced during their terms of office, and how those challenges may or may not have impacted their chances for re-election. They create campaign slogans both for and against the presidents researched in class based on the economic and political climate at the time of their elections.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 7 Views 40 Downloads
The Market Economy
From consumers and producers to profits and incentives, offer your learners an overview of the market economy and the concept of supply and demand. Here you will find reading materials that cover several fundamental terms of economics, as well as information on six primary traits of a market economy (i.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 47 Views 41 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Economic Reasoning: Why Are We A Nation Of Couch Potatoes?
Students examine the visual aids of this lesson to study the costs and benefits of decisions about diet and exercise. They investigate human choice as it affects behavior and in turns effects economics and consequences.
9th - 10th Social Studies & History 4 Views 13 Downloads